Miranda Sielaff


Has played with The Knights since: Winter 2002, a mini-tour of Long Island libraries with Colin, Eric, and Guillaume.

Favorite Knights moment: I have so many—playing and hanging out with Iranian ney virtuoso Siamak Jahangiri, our concert at the Cologne Philharmonie, and our concert with Yo-Yo Ma at Ravinia. Also, every dance party.

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, violist Miranda Sielaff pursues a rich and varied musical career in New York City. From chamber music appearances on the renowned series at Brooklyn's Bargemusic to performances of adventurous new music in nightclubs to outreach concerts for public school children and seniors, Miranda enjoys diverse opportunities to engage living composers, fellow performers and audiences through music. Miranda regularly performs and tours with several ensembles, including The Knights, the Caravel Trio, String Orchestra of New York City, and the composers’ collective Wet Ink. With Pierre Boulez and the Lucerne Festival Academy, she performed on Carnegie Hall’s Making Music series, she has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and most recently she played with The Knights and Itzhak Perlman at the 2012 Ravinia Festival. She can be heard on The Knights’ albums on the SONY Classical label and their two recordings on Ancalagon Records. A graduate of Rice University and The Juilliard School, she teaches violin and viola at the School for Strings and the Diller-Quaile School of Music.

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